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Toxic Avenger: Man Swims Gowanus Canal for Earth Day

Clean-water advocate Christopher Swain said, "The poop was expected" after emerging from the water. 

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Beautiful Swans on the Toxic Gowanus Canal: A Perfect New York Metaphor

A pair of swans have been spotted on the polluted Gowanus Canal this week.

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City Mulls Plan to Dig Up Gowanus Park and Pool to Install Sewage Tanks

The Department of Environmental Protection named 14 possible locations for two underground sewage tanks.

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Gowanus Developer to Clean Up Toxic Land in Deal with EPA

The Lightstone Group has agreed to conduct cleanup work along the polluted Gowanus Canal.

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Residents Demand Greenpoint Towers Environmental Impact Study

Residents are concerned pollution in and around Newtown Creek could release toxins during construction.

East Williamsburg »

Architect Plans Swimming Pool Filled With Water Diverted from Newtown Creek

The pool would use water that typically becomes sewage that overflows into the filthy creek.

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How to Spend Your Summer on the Gowanus Canal

Once a dumping ground for industrial waste, the polluted canal is seeing new life. Here's how to explore.

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Locals Rally to Save Swimming Pool Threatened by Canal Cleanup

The EPA proposal for cleaning up the Gowanus Canal could close the "Double D" pool, locals worry.

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Boat Race Slated for Heavily Polluted Gowanus Canal

The 2.5-mile Gowanus Challenge is open to canoes and other human-powered watercraft.

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Dolphin Dies After Swimming Into Gowanus Canal

The bleeding dolphin was seen swimming in the Gowanus Friday afternoon.

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Public Gets First Look at EPA's $500 Million Gowanus Canal Cleanup Plan

The cleanup of the polluted canal is expected to cost about a half billon dollars and take until 2022.

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Rescue Crews Pull Woman Out of Gowanus Canal

The woman was sent to Methodist Hospital. Her condition was not immediately known.

Port Richmond »

Clean Up of Toxic Soil Starts at Site of Staten Island Lead Factory

The EPA has started to remove soil at the Jewett White Lead Company superfund site in Port Richmond.

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Advocates Press City to Change Potentially Harmful Cleanup of Newtown Creek

The current cleanup has potentially dangerous health effects, advocates and scientists warn.